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What can be done to protect my home from carbon monoxide?

Prevention is the most crucial place to begin. Taking correct safety precautions will reduce your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Cleveland.

Here are a few steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the restricted space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These appliances are safe when operated properly but can create carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected correctly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating properly, including your furnace. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by requesting regular furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
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